CBUSU Indigenous Liaison Officer

  • Location: CBU
  • Deadline: March 13, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Number of Positions: 1                                                         Competition Number: ILO-0313

Employer: CBU Students’ Union                                         Closing Date: March 13, 2020

Reporting to: President


Purpose: The purpose of the Indigenous Liaison Officer is to help align CBUSU’s organizational goals with the “Calls to Action” of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada 2015 in order to spread awareness among the student body on the history and importance of the Indigenous cultures.


  • Develop programs to increase involvement of Indigenous communities
  • Improve the university environment for Indigenous and non-Indigenous coordinators by promoting cross-cultural understanding
  • Conduct research, create campaigns and implement programs
  • Ensure Indigenous participation in event planning, proposals, and developments for long-term projects
  • Visit communities and share information
  • Promote the services and policies of the CBUSU for to the Indigenous student community at career fairs, town hall meetings, week of welcome etc.
  • Indigenous Liaison Officer provides leadership, cultural awareness, and other services to students.
  • Act as a link between the Students’ Union and the Indigenous community.
  • The Indigenous Liaison Officer will act as the Advisor to the President and the Executive team on Indigenous Initiatives within the university, and externally
  • Collaborate with other staff of the organization to create culturally-competent events
  • The Officer will ensure strong ties to Indigenous learning and connect with Elder/Spiritual Advisors in the community
  • Collaborate with the Women’s Center, Pride and Ally Center, Multicultural Hub and the Food Bank to plan and organize Indigenous events across the campus
  • Understand the importance of major days in the history of Indigenous community especially Mi’kmaki and craft online postings for Assisting the Vice-President Promotions
  • Help the Executive team to align organizational goals with the goals of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
  • Understanding and Explaining to the students with assistance of the Students’ union that “First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples, as the original peoples of this country and as self-determining peoples, have Treaty, constitutional, and human rights that must be recognized and respected”1
  • Submit a monthly report of activities to the President
  • Other duties assigned by the Executive Committee



  • Must be a member of the CBU Students’ Union as outlined in By-law 1.01 and registered CBU student prior to September 30, 2020
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Capable of operating office equipment (fax machine, photocopier, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced office environment
  • Ability to work within a budget
  • Preference will be given candidates who are Indigenous or First Nations.

If you are interested in this position, please send your cover letter and resume quoting ILO-0313 no later than 4:00PM on March 13, 2020. Applications may be sent to the attention of Dawn MacDougall, Administrative & Health Plan Manager using the information at the bottom of this posting or via email dawn_mcdougall@cbu.ca. Please note that only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. The Students’ Union is an equal opportunities employer.

CBU Students’ Union P.O. Box 5300, Sydney, NS  B1P6L2, 902-539-2866(fax)